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Alice Walker Gets New Invite To Speak at University of Michigan

By JTA

After being disinvited from a women’s center celebration, Alice Walker is being invited to speak at a public forum at the University of Michigan by the provost.Read More


Growing Number of U.S. Lawmakers Call for Suspension of Aid to Egypt

By Reuters

A growing bipartisan chorus of U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday that the United States should suspend its $1.5 billion in military and economic aid to Egypt following a violent crackdown on protesters that has left nearly 800 dead.Read More


Israel's GDP Spikes 5% in Second Quarter

By Haaretz

The Israeli economy grew by a surprisingly brisk 5.1% in the second quarter of 2013, in parallel with a steep increase in consumer spending, according to Central Bureau of Statistics figures released on Sunday.Read More


Israel Remains Silent but Worried About Situation in Eygpt

By Reuters

Israel has looked on at upheaval in Egypt largely in silence, keen to avoid disrupting strategic security cooperation with a military it sees as critical to curbing attacks by Islamist militants in neighbouring Sinai, officials and analysts said.Read More


Jewish Autonomous Zone on Russian-Chinese Border Evacuated

By Reuters

As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia’s border with China if the region’s biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday.Read More


Oskar Schindler Documents Fetch $120,000 at Auction

By JTA

Original documents connected to Oskar Schindler, who saved hundreds of Jewish from the Holocaust, fetched $122,000 at an auction in New York.Read More


Israel Launches Missile Into Syria In Retaliation for Shelling

By JTA

The Israeli army fired a missile into Syria after several shells fired from Syria exploded in northern Israel on the Golan Heights.Read More


Ryan Braun Plans To Admit Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

By Forward Staff

Ryan Braun, the first Jewish baseball player to win the Most Valuable Player award in decades, reportedly plans to admit using performing enhancing drugs.Read More


Dutch Town Returns 18th Century Cemetery to Jews

By JTA

A town near Rotterdam has signed over its ancient Jewish cemetery to the Dutch Jewish community.Read More


Anti-Defamation League Compares Russia's Abuse of Gays to Soviet Treatment of Jews

By JTA

The Anti-Defamation League called for a new version of the Jackson-Vanik amendment to pressure Russia to improve its treatment of gays.Read More


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